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COVID-19 outbreak declared in Loughborough class cohort: Limestone board

A COVID-19 outbreak has been declared among a Grade 4 class cohort at Loughborough Public School, according to the Limestone District School Board. Mike Postovit / Global Kingston

The Limestone District School Board says a class cohort is isolating after a second case among the group caused the health unit to declare a COVID-19 outbreak.

There are now three cases of COVID-19 linked to Loughborough Public School, but only two are attributed to the same Grade 4 group.

The health unit declared an outbreak within the cohort Sunday, and ordered the group to self-isolate. Some students in a bus cohort have also been determined to be close contacts of an active case, and have been told to isolate.

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The rest of the school remains open and classes are continuing as usual.

The affected class will be required to isolate until Oct. 3, the school board said.

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As of Monday, there are nine cases of COVID-19 linked to Limestone District School Board schools.

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